Religious Gift Ideas: A Sampler
Phelps, Bob, The Florida Times Union
Stores selling religious items are diversifying beyond books,
and while some gifts have a high-tech spin, such as software
bringing the Bible into the Computer Age, other gifts are as
simple as a painting.
Here's a sampling of what Christian bookstores and Jewish gift
shops in Jacksonville offer:
UNDERSTANDING THE BIBLE
Though the Bible is ancient, Logos Bible Software 2.0, Level 4
with CD-ROM, offers a hightech way of interpreting it.
The software includes seven complete versions of the Bible,
eight original Hebrew, Greek or Latin language texts, several
lexicons, three different Bible dictionaries, four renowned
commentaries, a topical Bible, a hymnbook that plays hymns, a
pronunciation guide that speaks any word in the Bible, a map
set, Pilgrim's Progress and other devotional texts. Price:
It comes in other levels with less features for lower prices.
Level 2, for example, sells for $179.97.
For those seeking a low-tech way to understand the Bible, there
is Matthew Henry's Commentary, a six-volume set of books that
contain interpretive commentaries covering every verse in the
A toy, musical dreidel, a tradition Jewish Hanukkah toy dating
back more than 2,000 years, but this one, when spun, lights up
and activates a computer chip that plays The Dreidel Song. It
A low-tech gift for Hanukkah would be a brass menorah in the
shape of the Tree of Life. With blue velvet case, it sells for
Computer software offer a fun way to learn about the Bible:
Family Bible Challenge, a CD-ROM of Bible games, including
trivia, quiz and memory match, all of which can be adjusted to
age and experience levels and can focus on six different
categories ranging from Old Testament to Objects and Events. …